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by Henk
Wed May 15, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Do you prefer light, medium, or deep steamed sencha?
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Do you prefer light, medium, or deep steamed sencha?

Light steamed for me.
by Henk
Fri May 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: New white vs. Old White Tea. Which do you prefer and why?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: New white vs. Old White Tea. Which do you prefer and why?

I bought Feng Qing wild white (hojo) a couple of years ago, been drinking on and off and I find it has improved tremendously. So I guess I might prefer aged.
by Henk
Fri May 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Article: 8 Popular Tea Bag Companies That Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Article: 8 Popular Tea Bag Companies That Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides

One of my acquaintances used to urge me to take some homeopathic/herbal medicine with the statement 'it can't be harmful, it's purely natural'. My first reaction to that 'so is strychnine' . There's definitely cons to the way some companies are approaching GMO (in my opinion), but food safety isn't ...
by Henk
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 603
Views: 74574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I'm drinking a single tree puer from Hojo. Very nice taste. I bough only one bag last year as it wasn't that cheap but now the bag is nearly gone I f ind myself wondering what it'd be like in a few years time. (I just recently brewed up some of his WuLiang Shan in a clay pot and was surprised at how...
by Henk
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 34
Views: 2485

Re: 2019 Vendor List

On the french tea forum there is a compilation with links[1] to every post that is (or can be read as) a tasting note with all those links ordered per specific tea (tea name, vendor, year). This way anyone interested can quickly find other users' opinion on tea/vendor. Of course compiling such lists...
by Henk
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 500
Views: 57992

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Ah yes, I had this tea from Hojo. I'm not much for describing all the things I taste but it was a very enjoyable tea. Will definitely look for another bag this year.
by Henk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented

I'm enjoying Hojo's hojicha these days. I don't have any comparison to place it against but it's a very enjoyable tea.
by Henk
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4785

Re: Japanese tea caddies

If you don't mind dropping a significant amount of pennies, you could take a look at pewter caddies. The workshop here in Malaysia makes air tight ones (I've seen them in the shop. They're too pricey for me) and they come in a variety of classical and artistic designs. https://my.royalselangor.com/c...
by Henk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 500
Views: 57992

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I'm drinking a Yun Feng from Hojo. A bit of an impulse buy; definitely not regretted but I think Mao Feng remains my favorite Chinese green.
by Henk
Wed May 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yellow Spots on Yixing Clays
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Yellow Spots on Yixing Clays

I won't claim to be knowledgable but it looks similar to the surface of a pot I bought from YS last year ( https://yunnansourcing.com/collections/ ... apot-130ml ). From the description, I guess it's sand.
by Henk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Visit to a Dehua Porcleain Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Visit to a Dehua Porcleain Factory

Yes, thanks a lot. Very interesting pictures.
by Henk
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about storing tea in fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 3044

Re: Questions about storing tea in fridge

I remember reading a Hojo post saying that you shouldn't refrigerate tea... I'm having trouble finding it now though. I'm not sure whether we read the exact same post but what I remember is that you can store unopened packs in the fridge. Just remove them long before opening, otherwise warmer and r...
by Henk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 961
Views: 96112

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Black Tie Guan Yin. I can't really appreciate the greener stuff, it has to be dark and with a good roast for me.
by Henk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Sencha + fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Sencha + fertilizer

Fertiliser, no matter the type, isn't bad for you. However, it can be quite bad for the soil and environment in general, depending on the type and how it's used. That's of course true in general but with respect to tea leaves the usual theory is that fertilized plants grow faster which leads to les...
by Henk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Muzha TGY cultivar
Replies: 22
Views: 2672

Re: Muzha TGY cultivar

I have had (and enjoyed) the muzha from Hojo. Not sure what varietal that is though.